How to Find Bargains

Kiplinger's annual guide shows you how to snag the best deals.

Throughout the year, I write tips on how to get bargains and deals on a variety of items and services. For a comprehensive guide to markdowns, discounts and strategies to save money, see The Best Bargains, from the August issue of Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine. Below you'll find a sample of deals from this great guide:

Banking. You can beat high bank ATM fees by opening a checking account at Ally, Schwab Bank or E*Trade -- all of which offer rebates on fees at any U.S. ATM. Or open an account at one of about 1,000 banks and credit unions that belong to the Allpoint network, which includes 43,000 surcharge-free ATMs worldwide.

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Cameron Huddleston
Former Online Editor,

Award-winning journalist, speaker, family finance expert, and author of Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk.

Cameron Huddleston wrote the daily "Kip Tips" column for She joined Kiplinger in 2001 after graduating from American University with an MA in economic journalism.